Let's Take a Look at the 2020 Chicago Bears Depth Chart (As of Today)

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Let’s Take a Look at the 2020 Chicago Bears Depth Chart (As of Today)

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Year 3 of the Matt Nagy Era is scheduled to kick off in September (pandemic permitting). And the Bears, like many others, are operating with virtual meetings until we can all get together in large groups.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at Chicago’s roster as it’s currently constituted. Because it’s never too early to look at a depth chart.

Quarterback

1) Mitch Trubisky
2) Nick Foles
3) Tyler Bray

I’m still surprised the Bears haven’t added someone to give Bray a run for his money at QB3. It’s not as if there aren’t enough coaches in the room that Chicago can’t handle a developmental quarterback.

Running back

1) David Montgomery
2) Tarik Cohen
3) Ryan Nall

UDFAs: Napoleon Maxwell, Artavis Pierce

Wide Receiver #1

1) Allen Robinson II
2) Cordarrelle Patterson
3) Thomas Ives

Wide Receiver #2

1) Ted Ginn Jr.
2) Darnell Mooney (rookie)
3) Javon Wims
4) Alex Wesley

Slot Receiver

1) Anthony Miller
2) Riley Ridley
3) Austin Trevor Davis (Edit: had my Davis’ mixed up there for a moment)
4) Reggie Davis

Prior to Ginn’s arrival, I was prepared to place Mooney as the starting receiver opposite of Robinson. It would have been a bold move, to be sure, but one that might have been worth it to add an element of speed to the lineup.

“U” Tight end

1) Jimmy Graham
2) Ben Braunecker
3) Jesper Horsted
4) Darion Clark (rookie)

“Y” Tight end

1) Cole Kmet (rookie)
2) Demetrius Harris
3) Adam Shaheen
4) J.P. Holtz
5) Eric Saubert

UDFA: Ahmad Wagner (listed as a receiver coming out of college, Wagner projects to be a developmental “move” tight end prospect at the pro level)

Altogether, the Bears have 10 tight ends on their roster. Even with expanded rosters, I don’t imagine a scenario in which they carry all 10 on the active roster. If I had to guess, Chicago will open the regular season with 4-5 active tight ends. Choose your fighters wisely, Bears fans.

Left tackle

1) Charles Leno Jr.
2) Jason Spriggs
3) Dino Boyd

Right tackle

1) Bobby Massie
2) Rashaad Coward
3) Alex Bars

UDFA: Badara Traore

Center

1) Cody Whitehair
2) James Mustipher

Right guard

1) Germain Ifedi
2) Rashaad Coward
3) Lachavious Simmons

Left guard

1) James Daniels
2) Corey Levin
3) Arlington Hambright (rookie)

UDFAs: Dieter Eiselen

This position group is going to have some battles ahead. Germain Ifedi and Rashaad Coward going at it to start at right guard. Seventh-rounders Arlington Hambright and Lachavious Simmons battling for a back-of-the roster spot. Can Alex Bars hold on to to a reserve OL gig? Is Jason Spriggs as bad as Packers fans warn me he is? Only one way to find out.

Defensive tackle

1) Akiem Hicks
2) Brent Urban
3) Abdullah Anderson

Defensive end

1) Bilal Nichols
2) Roy Robertson-Harris

Nose tackle

1) Eddie Goldman
2) John Jenkins

UDFAs: Lee Autry, Trevon McSwain

Edge rusher #1

1) Khalil Mack
2) James Vaughters
3) Isaiah Irving

Edge rusher #2

1) Robert Quinn
2) Barkevious Mingo
3) Devante Bond
4) Trevis Gipson

Inside linebacker #1

1) Roquan Smith
2) Joel Iyiegbuniwe

Inside linebacker #2

1) Danny Trevathan
2) Josh Woods

UDFAs: Keandre Jones, LaCale London, Ledarius Mack, Rashad Smith

The front seven is the biggest strength on the roster. It is a group that has high-end talent (Mack, Quinn, Hicks, Goldman), steady and reliable contributors (Trevathan, Nichols), and players with Pro Bowl upside if everything comes together (Roquan, Goldman). You’d be hard-pressed to find a better, more well-rounded front seven than the one currently residing in Chicago.

Cornerback #1

1) Kyle Fuller
2) Tre Roberson
3) Michael Joseph
4) Stephen Denmark

Cornerback #2

1) Jaylon Johnson (rookie)
2) Kevin Toliver II
3) Artie Burns
4) Xavier Crawford

Slot cornerback

1) Buster Skrine
2) Duke Shelley
3) Kindle Vildor

Safety #1

1) Eddie Jackson
2) Sherrick McManis
3) DeAndre Houston-Carson

Safety #2

1) Tashaun Gipson
2) Deon Bush
3) Jordan Lucas
4) Kentrell Brice

Chicago’s secondary represents the team’s second biggest strength. It’s a close-but-no-cigar second behind the collection of talent the front seven boasts, but it’s not a group that should go overlooked. The Bears’ defensive backfield features three Pro Bowlers (Fuller, Jackson, Gipson) and a second-round pick who had a first-round grade by several entities and college football insiders ahead of the pre-draft process. They’re good, which makes me intrigued to know there is still room to grow.

Special teams

•  Kicker: Eddy Piñeiro, Ramiz Ahmed
•  Long snapper: Patrick Scales
•  Punter, Holder: Pat O’Donnell

Kick returner

1) Cordarrelle Patterson
2) Anthony Miller
3) Tarik Cohen

Punt returner

1) Tarik Cohen
2) Eddie Jackson

Remember when Eddie Jackson was projected to be a return specialist, but was deemed too valuable at safety to put him out there unless it was an emergency? Bears fans who braved the heat to watch Jackson and the Bears in Bourbonnais back in 2017 probably remember it vividly.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.